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Affidavits a.k.a. Affidavit: An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. The name is Medieval Latin for he/she has declared upon oath. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings.
- also known as affiant
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Atlantic Reporter (1911)
Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Whether the lease is of value Is disputed, and the weight of the evidence on the ex parte affidavits Is that It was not. There is no evidence of value of the furniture, and it was not referred to In the argument. A few days after the Incorporation, the ...
by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland
The affidavits of two attorneys, each swearing to different facts, will be received if, taken together, they cover all the facts required ...
The Law-dictionary (1811)
Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law; Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government by Giles Jacob
Affidavits ought to set forth the matter of fact only which the party intends to prove by ...
Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1896)
by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft
For Forms relating to Affidavits of Merits, see the title AFFIDA VITS OF MERITS. For Forms of Verification to Pleadings, see the title VERIFICA TION. For Forms of Oaths and Affirmations generally, see the title OA THS AND AFFIRMATIONS.
By ex Parte Affidavits. – In some instances ex parte affidavits will be re. ceived to contradict the denials in an answer." f.
Political Dictionary (1846)
Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both Constitutional and Legal
This act also substitutes declarations in lieu of oaths, solemn affirmations, and affidavits, in various other cases enumerated in the act; for instance, where a person seeks to obtain a patent under the Great Seal. Justices of the peace and others ...
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1D2A1V4I1T1S1
The value of this 10-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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